According to this data 30.38 per cent of the South Burnett population was over 60 years old and retired.
According to this data 30.38 per cent of the South Burnett population was over 60 years old and retired. Bev Lacey

Data shows the South Burnett is the place to retire

IT SEEMS the South Burnett is the ideal way to retire, as data reveals almost half the population, 44.38 per cent, is over the age of 50.

This figure was revealed in the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

From ABS data the South Burnett Regional Council resident population for 2018 was 32,555. With a population density of 0.04 persons per hectare.

However, the breakdown of age-specific data is from 2016 when the South Burnett Regional Council resident population was only 32,188.

According to this data 30.38 per cent of this South Burnett population was over 60 years old and retired. That's 9779 South Burnett residents.

Then there's a further 4507 South Burnett residents who were preparing to retire. That's 14 per cent of our population.

These numbers may not seem that large. However, looking at a breakdown of the remaining South Burnett population can provide some perspective.

22.82 percent of the South Burnett population were under-age. That's 7344 residents who were yet to turn 18.

Then there were only 5087 South Burnett residents who were aged from 18 to 34. The young working adults only made up 15.8 percent of our population.

This makes a population percentage of 30.38 retired residents seem as high as it really is. Making the South Burnett quite a popular location for those who have retired.

It only seems fitting that the Nanango Branch of National Seniors Australia will be hosting an information session on Retirement Options in the South Burnett for residents over 50.

This will coincide with their monthly meeting, on Wednesday July 19 at 9.30am.

The information session will be held at the Nanango Cultural Centre.

Raffle tickets will be on sale and there will be a morning tea provided for attendees. Please phone Marian on 41632950 to register for catering purposes.

Here's a breakdown of the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing used throughout this story;

  • Entire population: 32,188
  • Elderly (85 and older): 715
  • Seniors (70 to 84): 4048
  • Empty-nesters and retirees (60 to 69): 5016
  • Older workers and pre-reitrees (50 to 59): 4507
  • Parents and home-builders (35 to 49): 5471
  • Young workforce (25 to 34): 2962
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24): 2125
  • Secondary schoolers (12 to 17): 2469
  • Primary schoolers (5 to 11): 3055
  • Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4): 1820